Credentials / PPA Degrees / The Merit System Explained

Earning a photographic degree with PPA will require you to earn different kinds of merits. So what are these famous ‘merits’?

They’re essentially a way for you to learn and grow professionally while becoming more active in our industry. You can earn different kinds of merits, all of which are guaranteed to make you a more well-rounded professional photographer!


Each PPA degree requires a different combination of 25 merits and there are 5 merit types: